Apple has long been rumored to be working on an OLED display for its portable MacBook Air. There is also a lot of talk about a new HomePod with a more affordable price.
The most recent rumors suggest that both teams will only arrive in the first quarter of 2024. For this year, the Cupertino company has other priorities.
MacBook Air could be Apple’s first laptop with an OLED screen
Apple is working on a lot of devices at the same time, and as such, some of these may take a bit longer to hit the market than users would like. This will be the case of the MacBook Air with an OLED screen, as well as a new HomePod at a more affordable price with a seven-inch screen.
The new models of laptops and smart speakers will not hit the market until the first quarter of 2024, according to the latest rumors.
But when they arrive, the MacBook Air will be the first in its series to feature such a display. Apple will use an OLED technology called “tandem battery” that brings undeniable advantages.
Increases the longevity of the panel, optimizes energy efficiency and even “works wonders” on brightness. Very desirable attributes in a laptop, since its main functionality is to work on the move and often outdoors.
But it seems that the “brother” MacBook Pro will continue to integrate mini-LED screens for some time and users will have to wait for this long-awaited update. The same sources indicate that there is no possible date for the MacBook Pro to also gain this attribute.
HomePod with 7-inch screen is delayed in the launch schedule
As far as the smart column is concerned, there is also a lot of talk and something really new is expected. It seems that the Cupertino company has a new model in store that will have a seven-inch screen and a more attractive price.
But this HomePod is falling behind on the release schedule. All because Apple is focusing all its efforts and resources on the even more talked about AR/VR headset, now known as the Reality Pro.
The information comes through the analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who advances that the smart column will only reach the hands of users in the first quarter of 2024.
But, rumor has it, the new HomePod will come with support for FaceTime calls and with features dedicated to Apple TV. In other words, it will be a device more aimed at the iOS universe and ideal for creating a “by Apple” ecosystem at home.
However, Apple has very well defined its priorities and these do not go through the new HomePod or the MacBook Air with an OLED screen. According to rumors, by 2023, Apple will focus on cost reduction, on the new iPhone 15 and the long-awaited Reality Pro headset. But so far we’ve only seen a new yellow iPhone 14…